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Retreat To The Beautiful Banderas Bay studio right on the beach living

Bedrooms Studio
Space 315 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment On The Beach

One room studio with full kitchen and full bath

All linens , kitchen utensils , and bathroom towels

Fully air conditioned

Infinity pool

3 Palapas on the beach

Day use area for barbeque or events

Maid service on request ( tips encouraged )

Swim in the ocean in the 85 degree waters

3 miles of sandy beach

1 mile walk to down town Bucerias

Whale watching from studio

Library down stairs with books and magazines

Armando and Lucy are caretakers for your help

Property Manager
David Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About David Wood

Oregon coast native

David Wood purchased this studio in 2005


Bucerías Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 315 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with toilet, sink and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed in main living area
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Armando and Lucy are there to help you with all your needs and speak english and spanish


3.2/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.2 based on 10 reviews

Great Vacation for the price!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 6 weeks and found the studio small but adequate. Great view of the ocean and beach from the front. Noise from the highway on the back was quite loud. Unit had a well equipped kitchen with lots of pots,frypans, baking dishes and cooking utensils. Could have used more cutlery. Stove and oven worked very well. Sheets were okay, bed was quite hard. Shower was large and had plenty of decent bath towels. 2 nice beach towels as well. Closet and 2 dressers offered plenty of storage. (Pleasantly surprised by the storage). It would have been nice to have the light work with the fan. First got there once we turned the light off, it would not turn back on. Had to cook and do dishes during daylight hours as kitchen was dark. Requested to have the light pull switch fixed but were advised by David there was nothing wrong with it. Finally got 2 lamps we could use in the kitchen area. Kept trying the light pull chain and finally got the light to turn back on after about 10 more days. That was the last time the light pull switch worked. So every time the fan was on, so was the light. Air conditioner worked good except when people stayed un the suite next door and turned it off, but Armando was able to turn it back on. Pool was great, always had a spot at the pool or Palapas on the beach. Other owners were friendly and helpful. Would to go back again! Over all relaxing peaceful holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for the review and for staying in my studio I built it just a couple years ago so its very new with lots of features like storage and the details and painting interior The road does get noisy at time s and we are always working on makeing things nicer and quieter I go down a couple time s a year and this year we put in new kitchen faucet and and toilet seat pots and pans odds and ends we are always working to make the studio more comfortable and upgraded as per our costumers requests and input Thank you and cant wait to have you back again Gracias
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Studio retreat

  • 4 of 5

The studio was exactly as advertised, small but functional. The location on the beach was perfect for a relaxing retreat. Brian and Trish were wonderful hosts that lived next door. It was so generous of them to help move us to our next location in Bucerias. The pool was clean and situated right on the beach which was perfect. The other owners and guests were very friendly and made us feel welcome. I did not realize how far the location was from Bucerias central, where we had friends staying. We did not have a car, but the distance was walkable. The condo is situated very close to the highway, and I did find the noise at night hard to get used to. Having said that, my husband had no problem with the noise.

For a relaxing economic accommodation in a lovely setting, this would be the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view...

  • 3 of 5

Great little place to stay. Do bring earplugs for traffic but the ocean can drown it out also. the neighbors were very accommodating when no one was there to meet us. I figured that was why the place was pretty dusty when we arrived. Much thanks to Ann for water. Bed was comfy. Stove worked great.. pots and pans were too old for my comfort. Great cleaning service when requested. Would recommend and stay again.. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Loose front door knob with dirty toilet

  • 1 of 5

Armando who speaks English was to meet me but of course he wasn’t there. A person who spoke no English was in the lobby helped by making a phone call and showed me into the room. Initially everything looked good but after he left I noticed the front door knob was very loose. Then I went into the bathroom and saw the obviously soiled toilet. I immediately took my bags and walked out leaving the key with the person who gave it to me. I felt unsafe and didn’t want to clean the toilet myself before using it.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be realistic on your intentions of stay

  • 3 of 5

My time in Bucerias was for setting intentions for the new year, unwind, and while staying on budget feel like vacation.

The studio is small, the oven did not work, the pans were filthy, the refrigerator was not installed, the floors had not been sanitized in a real way in a long time, and there were 3 flimsy towels that weren't usable for drying a human body.

The noise from the highway is REAL and if you are a light sleeper you will not sleep well without some sort of distraction noise - I used my iTunes all night.

That said, I enjoyed my stay and would return. There is a long beach walk or about 20 minutes to any restaurants (outside of a Subway and sushi joint which I recommend the hand rolls). The GM Armando resolved some issues immediately supplying actual towels and a refrigerator. The AC miraculously works very well. The shower has great pressure. The window overlooking the pool and ocean is peaceful (some reason 20 feet away the noise from the Highway is silenced). Its beautiful. If you are a beach person you will love to be right on the sand, there is a great pool and book trade, hot tub (I don't think jets work but I used it just to sit and read). I enjoyed the walking however you can get taxis. There is an amazing market at La Cruz on Sundays. HUGE. From fresh fish, paella, and street vendors with art etc. Not much bartering, but quality fun items. I recommend going to the Art District for restaurants like Marks, Karen's, and live music in the eve (and of course ART!!!!!!).

David is hands off, so really get Armando (or Lucy who I only saw once) to help.

Its about 300 pesos from the airport, or they will try to get you to pay $40 (at PVR) which is over 2 times as much. January is an ideal time to visit.

VISA is accepted almost everywhere, but be careful and ask even if there is a sign. Its mostly safe, and a very affordable place to visit for a week or more.

Not meant for more than 2 people at ALL, and if you are a couple, you must love each other a lot. For ME it worked.

The bed I found really comfortable, but the sheets were really old and there's not housekeeping, so bring your own if you are going to be sandy :)

Buena suerte.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay at Vista Bahía !

  • 4 of 5

The view was fantastic - you really are right on the ocean. The room is great, bed was comfy.

It's located right off the hwy, we walked out and it's easy to flag down the small vans or buses to ride to Nearby Bucerias or La Cruz.

You can hear the traffic but we found after a few nights you get used to it and it's fine.

We found out after a few weeks there that they have large beach towels available, just ask for them downstairs .

The building is really well looked after , very clean.

Many of the people that stay are there for months at a time not touristy at all.

There is no wifi in the unit- you have to go downstairs to the lobby area to use the wifi . We didn't realize this but apparently you can setup something before you go.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: not necessary

The condo is nice and quiet with good owners a great place to sit and watch the sea life and bathe by the pool and catch some sun There are so many things to do in Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta from beach combing and beautiful walks on the beach there is whale watching in the winter months right from the condo sitting in bed or resting in the living room You can do many different excursions around the area like dune buggy and quad rentals or taking a daily trip on one of the day cruises and snorkel with a horse back ride to the falls and great food along the way lots of night life with the locals coming out at night in the center with taco stands and crepes also if you want more excitement at night go down town to Puerto Vallarta for dancing or watching the loco mariachis performing during the sunny days sit under one of the palapas on the beach and swim in the ocean in the 85 degree waters or take a dip in the infinity pool there is surfing up the street in Sayalita and Punt De Mita you can fill your days easily in the area with so many things to do and of course relax and let the Mexican sun warm the soul


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All rents to be payed in USD or equivalent please allow for your exchange rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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